September 15, 2010

s/s 2011 new york: narciso rodriguez.

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getting to the end of fashion week is always bittersweet for me. i start reflecting on all the places i never got to and all the shows i didn’t experience in person. for the past few seasons, my last day in new york has coincided with the narciso rodriguez show. i have followed his career for many years, from his blockbuster early 2000’s (where he was the CFDA womenswear designer of the year two years in a row) to his ill-fated partnership with liz claiborne, to now. in a time when minimalism is the new buzz word (and the emergence of philophiles, named for the celine wearing followers of phoebe philo), this collection showed while everyone is trying to be minimal, rodriguez is simply doing it, and doing it well. the collection, inspired by friends kate moss and carolyn bessette kennedy, had it all: bias cut dresses, slim (but not skinny) trousers, tanks with transparent panels, scoopneck flyaway jackets, and double layer dresses with a subtle leaf pattern. the finale of gowns, which narciso does so well, not only flatters a variety of ages and figures, but makes a woman look infinitely modern and chic without even trying. i was beyond happy to see him deliver a collection that was a best of his past and a confident step forward into his future.

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